No, brats, K&M is not short for KaliMullah or Khairy&Maya.
K&M stands for Kereta & Motosikal, Berita Harian's 16-page Saturday special making its debut today on test-drives, the latest models and car ads.
K&M is BH's carbon-copy of the extremely succesful CBT (Cars, Bikes and Trucks) initiated for NST by Yamin Vong, a former Business Times journalist and a renowned 4x4 man, when Ahmad A. Talib was the group editor of the (broadsheet) NST.
This K&M pull-out is the brainchild of Hishamuddin Aun, the NSTP group editor-in-chief. Until early this week, however, even the BH group editor Manja Ismail was said to have not been officially informed of the K&M project.
As this is the age where some editors unabashedly involve themselves (or their wives) in business, the secrecy accorded this project has raised (and will raise) some very obvious questions, especially so when the contract to produce the K&M is beijng awarded to Wave Marketing Sdn Bhd, a virtually unknown firm in the publishing business owned by a pal of Hishamuddin and Kalimullah Hassan's.
A couple of years ago, Yamin's CBT inspired me to create MailMotor, the sexy auto section of the (old) Malay Mail.
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